Most people deal with stress in their everyday lives; whether it’s family drama, a stopped-in-traffic-for-an-hour drive or a deadline you have to meet for work or school. Although some amounts of stress are normal, feelings of chronic stress can lead to both physical and mental health risks. This can include headaches, sleep loss, appetite change, mood swings and acne (yep, nothing like getting more stressed from something that you GOT from stress in the first place!)
While some can attribute their ability to de-stress to something as simple as ‘mind over matter’, some of us need to take a few extra steps to get ourselves back on the right track. In addition to common de-stress practices like yoga and meditation or a sweat sesh at the gym, there are many natural remedies that also help ease stress and anxiety– and these are some of the best.
SuperYou from Moon Juice is a powerful adaptogenic blend that helps your body cope with stress by normalizing the body’s cortisol levels, boosting your energy and helping to manage stress-related weight gain. It is formulated with 4 super herbs, Amla being one of our favorites because it helps protect your skin from stress by preserving collagen.
Take 2 capsules a day with or without food.
CBD has made its debut into the wellness world in every form of edible, drinkable, topical form you can think of. Its benefits range from pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties to anxiety relief and more. CBD Chamomile blend for anxiety from Buddha Teas is perfect for the pre-bedtime, chillin’ out at home, trying to unwind remedy. And, as if we need another reason to love it, their tea bags are bleach free and come in recycled boxes.
Put one tea bag in a cup of hot water. Let steep. Enjoy.
The Sleep Welle Calming Mist from Welle Co is formulated with lavender, chamomile, and vetiver essential oils. This aromatherapy blend helps to reduce tension and anxiety. Besides the benefits of using this mist before bed to promote restful sleep, it is also one of our favorites to mist at our desk during a long day at work to de-stress.
Mist on your pillow or room before bedtime.
Big Chill from HUM Nutrition helps to keep you calm and focused during stressful times. It is formulated with Rhodiola Rosea, a natural adaptogen herb that helps ease stress, reduce fatigue and boost mental stamina. All HUM products are gluten-free, non-GMO and sustainably sourced from the purest ingredients.
Take one capsule anytime with food.